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Old 12-05-2007   #1
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Just playing around all cc welcome, 3 sb 800s 1to left into umbrella 1to right and 1to rearwall.

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Old 12-06-2007   #2
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I don't see the right one doing much.
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I had the right one at -1 and 17mm zoom .I thought it was only to sofften the right side shaddow?The first sail is kind of a hard light but the back sail is a littel softer.
I dont know I am learing this type of photography.
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By the way I had my umbrella about 4ft. away is this to close?
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Probably not. The closer the light is to the subject, the easier it is to feather and wrap around the subject. I usually have my lights very close when doing still life:

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I had the right one at -1 and 17mm zoom .I thought it was only to sofften the right side shaddow?The first sail is kind of a hard light but the back sail is a littel softer.
I dont know I am learing this type of photography.
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Point shaped light sources are not ideal to soften/open up shadows. I would replace the right hand flashgun with a soft box, or, simpler, with a big silver or white reflector.
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Hello,
Feather your umbrella so the light hitting the Jib comes from it's edge. The brightest light bouncing from the umbrella is near it's center. Aim it so the light is a bit less strong on the bow and more directly towards the main mast. For a model shot like this a white card stock reflector would work much better than another flash throwing hard shadows. Think in terms of outdoor lighting, there is only one bright light and everything else is illuminated by the light bouncing from it. Your photograph is very close to being right on, with just a bit more tweeking you will be there.

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Thanks for all the good Ideas ,On these photos I tryed all your Ideas and I think they helped much. thanks again.
1setup
2 zoom 105mm
3 zoom flash
4 zoom 17mm
5 zoom 17mm
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There's even more light fall-off in this last exposure than there is in the first, fintastic. I would place the reflector a lot closer.
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Thanks for your reponse,I must not understand the lesson! as I thought I was making the shadows softer??.
Can you help me see what it is that you are seeing that I am not.
Thanks John


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